Whitman County, Washington

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Whitman County
Colfax Post Office
Colfax Post Office
Map of Washington highlighting Whitman County
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°53′N 117°31′W / 46.89°N 117.52°W / 46.89; -117.52
Country United States
State Washington
FoundedNovember 29, 1871
Named forMarcus Whitman
Largest cityPullman
 • Total2,178 sq mi (5,640 km2)
 • Land2,159 sq mi (5,590 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.9%
 • Total47,973
 • Density22/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district5th

Whitman County is a county in Washington in the United States. The county seat is Colfax.[1] At the 2020 census, 47,973 people lived there.[2] The county was created on November 29, 1871.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. "QuickFacts: Whitman County, Washington". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Milestones for Washington State History — Part 2: 1851 to 1900". HistoryLink.org. March 6, 2003.